PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"
Travelling, Days Out and Child Friendly Events

UK Review: PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” #ad

We went to Wembley yesterday to see PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” Not that I thought for a second that it might, but it did not disappoint! The children were absolutely enchanted from the second we took our seats until leaving the arena, and continued buzzing about the show for the entire journey home. Most children have a favourite TV program when they’re four, like Freddy is. It will supersede all other programs, and never fails to raise a smile. No matter how glum mood levels are, PAW Patrol is his go-to happy maker. Yesterday he was clad head …

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Travelling, Days Out and Child Friendly Events

Paradise Wildlife Park: A Brilliant UK Day Out for all the Family (Broxbourne, Hertfordshire) #ad

If you’re in the market to see animals of all shapes and sizes, I’m pretty sure you’ll love Paradise Wildlife Park. I can see why it’s Europe’s leading zoo, because I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen so much variation under one roof. From reptiles to big cats, penguins to zebras and a life size dinosaur exhibition thrown in for good measure, you’d be hard pressed to not find something for everyone. All three of my children (aged 4-9) were suitably impressed, which is saying something in itself. The park is huge and it was amazing to see how much …

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Mental Health

Keeping it Real both Online and IRL

When #SolidariTEA was kicking off last year, I must have been the only “mummy blogger” on the block who didn’t post a photo on social media of kids eating fish fingers with a glass of wine or G&T in the background. I didn’t feel it was morally right to do so, just because everyone else was. Instead I wrote this piece here. The way I saw it, and still do, is a group of highly successful bloggers/authors/merch makers were slated in the Daily Fail (nothing new), and accused of being bad parents for feeding their children still-frozen food whilst swigging …

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Unsugar Coated Motherhood

I’m Almost Forty, and that’s Just Fine

‪Today is my 39th birthday. I am almost forty, and that’s okay I didn’t think I’d feel this way, but something has shifted in me this past year. I’ve finally accepted the fact that I’m getting older, and am genuinely okay with the idea. Might sound ridiculous, but this mindset hasn’t come easily. I started adulthood at fifteen, and was always head and shoulders younger than everyone else. In all my jobs and house shares I had at least half a decade on my peers. Now I often find myself in situations where the extra five years is in the other …

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Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Review: Planet Hollywood London #ad

Before having children, eating out in nice restaurants was a regular occurrence. For Hubby’s thirtieth birthday, which was six days after Polly’s first, we went to The Ivy and were in for a massive shock. It would seem that dining with a small child in tow was a very different experience to the ones we had become accustomed to. We’ve still eaten out a fair bit over the years with the children, but now choose where to go based on reviews of kids menu and entertainment. So you can imagine our delight when Planet Hollywood London invited us for lunch. Why? …